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  1. Artisan

    Help With Denarius Identification

    Thank you. Looking closely at the coin under magnification I think you could be correct. I will look up the reference you have provided. Thanks again, Greg
  2. Artisan

    Help With Denarius Identification

    Paddy. I also thought that it may Septimus Severus so I continue my searching in that area. Thanks again.
  3. Artisan

    Help With Denarius Identification

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    Help With Denarius Identification

    Hello Paddy. Thank you for your reply. I was having problems with the pictures being too large so I used two others. I didn't release that would be tiny to view. I'll try and attach a suitable image but I'm not too good with photo sizes. I think my problem is that the images I have are very large because when I first tried to add a photo to my post it would not even take the first picture I was attaching. Here's the first. Second to follow next
  5. I have a silver Denarius coin that I am struggling to identify. Please can anyone identify this coin and give me details? Coin - Denarius Material - Silver Diameter - 17mm Weight - 2.37g Axis - 180 degrees
  6. Artisan

    Protection of Uncleaned Coins after Cleaning

    Thank you for the information concerning the finishing of coins and the lacquer. I'll have a look for it online. Thanks again.
  7. Hello, As I am a newcomer to collecting coins I would like some advice concerning protecting coins once cleaned. Because I would like to collect Roman coins as well as other eras I decided to purchase some inexpensive uncleaned Roman coins that presumably had been found by metal detecting. I thought that the coins would be a good place to start practising cleaning techniques and coin identification. Now I understand how to remove the encrusted debris so that's not a problem but I have also read that the cleaned coins should be coated in beeswax. Unfortunately I have not been able to find out if the wax coating should be applied using a beeswax block or some sort of wax paste. If anyone could let me know I would very grateful.
  8. Artisan

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    Thanks for the advice
  9. Artisan

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    Thank you to all the members that have posted great and valuable advice on how to get started in collecting coins. Your friendly responses have given me confidence in how to researching and hopefully selling the coins I have been given over the years thus enabling me to purchase coins I am most interested in. Thanks again. Best regards, Greg
  10. Hello, My name is Greg and I am retired and live in the South West of England. I am a new member of the forum and as a complete beginner at collecting coins I would be grateful for advice and answers to some questions. The coins I am most interested in would be from the Roman period and up to the Victorian era. I would like buy and sell online as a hobby and would like to know the best way to get started on a budget? I want to collect the above coins not for their monetary value but for the social history they represent. I already have a selection of various other coins that I have been given over the years and would like to sell them so I can purchase more coins. My problem is that most of the coins I need to identify. Can anyone tell me what is the best way to search and identify these coins? Finally, could anybody suggest online coin inventory software I could use to keep track of my collection? Thanks in anticipation.